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Fri 11 Jan 2008
Tiago Monteiro Dakar 2008 cancelation statement

Tiago Monteiro Dakar 2008 cancelation statement

Tiago Monteiro is disappointed to have to stay home The Lisbon-Dakar is over before it even began, cancelled because the safety of the competitors could not be guaranteed. Tiago Monteiro's feelings on the subject reflect those of all the ...

Fri 18 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Volkswagen preview

Central Europe: Volkswagen preview

Volkswagen faces new challenge in cross-country rally sport Wolfsburg. The Central Europe Rally through Hungary and Romania from 20 to 26 April marks the beginning of a new era for cross-country rally racing. Volkswagen Motorsport accepts this...

Tue 30 Dec 2008
Volkswagen by the numbers

Volkswagen by the numbers

9 days until the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Number games: with 182 litres of water 9,578 km through Wolfsburg (25 December 2008). 530 teams from 49 nations set off for new pastures on 3 January. This is not just figuratively but...

Thu 24 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Stage 4 results - Bike

Central Europe: Stage 4 results - Bike

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 1 ...

Wed 23 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Standings after stage 2 - Car

Central Europe: Standings after stage 2 - Car

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 200 ...

Fri 25 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Stage 6 results - Truck

Central Europe: Stage 6 results - Truck

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 400 ...

Tue 01 Jan 2008
Tiago Monteiro enters the 2008 Dakar Rally

Tiago Monteiro enters the 2008 Dakar Rally

Tiago Monteiro at the 2008 Lisbon-Dakar Rally solo! A personal challenge coupled with a humanitarian mission Tiago Monteiro has decided to cross the threshold of a new experience in auto racing and add a new string to his bow in participating...

Sun 20 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Volkswagen pre-event notes

Central Europe: Volkswagen pre-event notes

Before the start in Budapest: Volkswagen has a full agenda Wolfsburg (19 April 2008). Roll-out, visit to the parliament, press conference, scrutineering, "meet the team" hosted by partner Red Bull -- the Volkswagen "Dakar" teams of Carlos ...

Thu 06 Nov 2008
Series releases full 2009 Argentina Chile route

Series releases full 2009 Argentina Chile route

ARGENTINA - CHILE 2009: 100% DAKAR Etienne Lavigne, director of the Dakar, officially presented to the press this morning the detailed route of the Dakar Argentina Chile 2009. After more than a hundred days of reconnaissance, the sporting team...

Fri 05 Dec 2008
Volkswagen ships to Argentina

Volkswagen ships to Argentina

32 days until the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile "Dakar" ahoy: Volkswagen boards ship for Argentina Wolfsburg (02 December 2008). Early start to the 2009 Dakar Rally: on Tuesday (02 December) over 700 rally vehicles -- including 22 ...

Fri 04 Jan 2008
Petersen/White Lightning Racing Dakar news

Petersen/White Lightning Racing Dakar news

Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing Announces "The Right to Write" Program Michael Petersen to Support African Education During Euromilhoes Dakar 2008 Team owner and driver Michael Petersen (Las Vegas, Nev., USA) took advantage of the...

Tue 05 Feb 2008
Central Europe Rally announced

Central Europe Rally announced

The Central Europe Rally : First rally of the A.S.O. "Dakar Series " Budapest (HUNGARY) -- 4th of February 2008 - Amaury Sport Organisation announces the creation of the Central Europe Rally. This new rally organised under the "Dakar...

Mon 21 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Stage 2 results - Quad

Central Europe: Stage 2 results - Quad

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 118 ...

Sat 05 Jan 2008
Dakar: Wuf Van Ginkel - GINAF Rally Power interview

Dakar: Wuf Van Ginkel - GINAF Rally Power interview

Wuf Van Ginkel: Better prepared than ever Before setting off he meticulously arranges his clothes in his trunk. It's the last thing he has to do before the big departure. Monday, Wulfert Van Ginkel sets off at precisely 9am towards the ...

Mon 07 Jan 2008
Dakar: Mitsubishi 2008 cancelation statement

Dakar: Mitsubishi 2008 cancelation statement

THE 2008 DAKAR CANCELLED BY THE ORGANISERS FOR SECURITY-RELATED REASONS The organisers of the 2008 Dakar, Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), today confirmed at a press conference in Lisbon that the decision had been taken to cancel this year's...

Tue 01 Jan 2008
Dakar: KTM interview with Hans Trunkenpolz

Dakar: KTM interview with Hans Trunkenpolz

Interview with the Head of the Rally Department - Hans Trunkenpolz Q: Please tell us something about the teams for 2008. A: The KTM teams for the Dakar 2008 include winners from 2006 and 2007, the second-place getter from 2007 and three more...

Sun 30 Nov 2008
Series scrutineering notes 2008-11-26

Series scrutineering notes 2008-11-26

The road to Buenos Aires goes through Le Havre A first series of technical and administrative scrutineering started today at the docks of Le Havre. In two days, close to 720 vehicles will be fully checked, that's 80% of the total of cars, bikes,...

Tue 02 Sep 2008
Volkswagen Morocco test summary

Volkswagen Morocco test summary

Volkswagen completes good "Dakar" test in Morocco Wolfsburg (01 September 2008). Volkswagen intensively prepared for the 2009 Dakar Rally with two weeks of testing in Morocco. The main focus during the endurance and component tests conducted in...

Sat 26 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Team Dakar USA stage six summary

Central Europe: Team Dakar USA stage six summary

Veszprem, Hungary -- On the familiar tracks of Veszprem, Robby Gordon claimed his second special win on the sixth stage of the Central Europe Rally. Gordon, who yesterday suffered a major setback in the overall classification yesterday when he...

Wed 23 Apr 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-04-20

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-04-20

Central Europe Rally Volkswagen wins first stage of Central Europe Rally The Volkswagen duo Carlos Sainz/Michel Perin (E/F) in their Race Touareg won the first stage of the Central Europe Rally from Budapest (Hungary) to Baia Mare (Romania). On...

Tue 29 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Volkswagen interview with Kris Nissen

Central Europe: Volkswagen interview with Kris Nissen

Nissen: "One of the biggest Volkswagen Motorsport successes" Volkswagen started into a new cross-country rallying era with a win: works pairing Carlos Sainz/Michel Perin (E/F) prevailed in the Central Europe Rally across Hungary and Romania, a...

Wed 23 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Stage 2 results - Car

Central Europe: Stage 2 results - Car

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 213 ...

Mon 07 Jan 2008
Dakar: Raphael Sperrer 2008 cancelation statement

Dakar: Raphael Sperrer 2008 cancelation statement

Raphael Sperrer, Harmen Scholtalbers and team Fast & Speed very disappointed by official cancellation of 2008 Dakar race. This year's Dakar Rally has been cancelled because security concerns. Today in Lisbon, one day prior to the start, ...

Wed 23 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Stage 1 results - Bike

Central Europe: Stage 1 results - Bike

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 2 ...

Central Europe: Stage 1 results - Car

Central Europe: Stage 1 results - Car

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 201 ...

Tue 22 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Standings after stage 3 - Truck

Central Europe: Standings after stage 3 - Truck

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 426 ...

Wed 23 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Stage 1 results - Truck

Central Europe: Stage 1 results - Truck

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 400 ...

Fri 18 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Television coverage

Central Europe: Television coverage

A FANTASTIC COVERAGE FOR A GRANDE PREMIERE The starting point of the Dakar Series, a series of off-road rallies organised throughout the world and launched by A.S.O. in 2008, the Central Europe Rally will benefit for its first edition of ...

Fri 19 Dec 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-17

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-17

17 days till the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Above the clouds: Race Touareg on the way to Argentina Wolfsburg (17 December 2008). By airfreight to Argentina: The four Volkswagen Race Touareg for the Dakar Rally are on the way to ...

Sat 26 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Final standings - Bike

Central Europe: Final standings - Bike

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 3 ...

Fri 25 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Standings after stage 6 - Quad

Central Europe: Standings after stage 6 - Quad

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 118 ...

Fri 03 Oct 2008
Volkswagen drivers undertake high altitude training

Volkswagen drivers undertake high altitude training

92 days until the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile From the Alps to the Andes: altitude training of the Volkswagen drivers Wolfsburg. Rally drivers as mountaineers: the Volkswagen squad prepared for the Dakar Rally from 3 to 18 January...

Fri 25 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Stage 6 results - Bike

Central Europe: Stage 6 results - Bike

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 1 ...

Mon 21 Apr 2008
Central Europe: Standings after stage 2 - Truck

Central Europe: Standings after stage 2 - Truck

Pos Num Drivers Nat Make/Model Time Gap to 1st Penalties ---- --- --------------------------------- ----------- ------------------------------ ---------- ---------- --------- 1. 400 ...

Tue 30 Dec 2008
Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-28

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-28

06 days till the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile Four Volkswagen, one goal: The first Dakar Rally victory Wolfsburg (28 December 2008). Volkswagen starts the Dakar Rally premiere in South America with four Race Touareg. Their declared...

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-22

Volkswagen newsletter 2008-12-22

12 days till the 2009 Dakar Rally in Argentina and Chile The American way of drive: Volkswagen factory driver Mark Miller Wolfsburg (22 December 2008). Team player, multitalented off-road driver and genuine racer: Mark Miller starts the ...